Tag: Lexie Kelly

Swimming In The Ocean With Zombies

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yesterday, the Monster Mile was held in Newport Beach, California. The Monster Mile is a 2-mile biathlon for children that includes a 1-mile ocean swim and 1-mile ocean run. It is sponsored and organized by the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards and held annually in August. Participants wear costumes and use

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Hair Today Gone Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Open water swimmers occasionally talk about sharks and jellyfish, cold water and currents. But those with long hair know a more frequent, but understated, problem occurs with swimming long distances: tangled hair that becomes matted under a swim cap and can become damaged by pool chemicals over time. "As

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Sighting Practiced Endlessly

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We mentioned practicing feeding and drafting in an Endless Pool in previous articles (posted here as well as kicking workouts (posted here), stroke technique (posted here), and strength-training exercises (posted here). But you can also practice sighting and the Endless Pool version of the Body Brain

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Endlessly Working On Leg Strength

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we think of swimmers with great kicking ability throughout open water swimming history, we automatically think of swimmers like Greta Andersen, Larisa Ilchenko and Jordan Wilimovsky. These swimmers always have great body position and always remain streamlined and balanced in the water, whether it was

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Swimming Flat And Streamlined

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When we watched open water swimmers Megan Rankin and Lexie Kelly practice in an Endless Pool, we observed how flat they swam with their heads aligned with their backbone and their hips riding in the water, whether they were swimming fast, swimming at pace, or swimming backstroke while feeding. Copyright ©

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